U.S. DOT announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Automated Driving System (ADS) Demonstration Grants (Press Release). Up to $60,000,000 in Federal funding to provide grants to eligible entities to fund demonstration projects that test the safe integration of automated driving systems into the Nation’s on-road transportation system.
On October 4, 2018, U.S. DOT published Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0). The event was web casted live and a docket (Docket No. DOT-OST-2018-0149) has been opened so that stakeholders and the public can submit their comments on AV 3.0.
The pace of development and deployment of automated vehicle-related technology is expected to accelerate over the next decade. Likewise, the effects of this new technology on the current workforce is a concern to operators and industry. The 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Joint Explanatory Statement) provided up to $1.5 million to the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the impact of Advanced Driver Assist S
Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0)
Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicle 3.0, October 4, 2018, Washington, DC
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) launched DAVI as a multimodal initiative to identify, prioritize, monitor, and – where necessary – address data exchange needs for automated vehicles (AV) integration across the modes of transportation. Access to data is a critical enabler for the safe, efficient, and accessible integration of AVs into the transportation system. Lack of access to data could impede AV integration and delay their safe introduction.
Many of America’s leading companies are exploring one of the most exciting innovations in recent transportation history—automated driving systems (ADS)—commonly referred to as automated or self-driving vehicles.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to facilitating a new era of transportation innovation and safety and ensuring that our country remains a leader in automation. The Department of Transportation is acting as a convener and facilitator, partnering with a broad coalition of industry, academic, states and local, safety advocacy, and transportation stakeholders to support the safe development, testing, and deployment of automated vehicle technology.